Losing weight is never an easy feat as is evidenced by the struggles that many of us are battling every day just to lose a pound or two from our current weight. Yes, we go on diets and try to avoid foods that are high in calories and sugar, but then we often need something more to get our weight loss up and running. That said, have you ever considered adding weight loss smoothies to your diet?
Smoothies can help you lose weight provided that the ingredients that you are choosing are appropriate for shedding excess pounds and not adding to them. The good news is that if this is your first time to try smoothies yourself, there are several smoothie recipes that can help you jumpstart your weight loss journey. Here are a few that are worth mentioning.
Triple Berry Kiwi Smoothie
Boosting your immune system is one way to help keep your weight down as much as possible, and what better way to ensure that it is up and running than making this smoothie? You will need a cup each of frozen strawberries and orange juice, ¾ cup of frozen raspberries, half a cup of frozen blueberries, and 2 kiwi fruit peeled and then sliced. Place the frozen berries in your blender and leave them for 10 minutes or so until they thaw. Add the orange and kiwi and blend until you get a smooth consistency. You can add more berries and kiwis on top if you like.
Peaches and Cream Oatmeal Smoothie
This smoothie packs a punch in terms of protein and because it has oatmeal, it can reduce your cholesterol levels too. For this smoothie, you will need a cup of frozen peach slices, ¼ teaspoon of vanilla extract, a cup of Greek yogurt, ¼ cup of oatmeal, and a cup of almond milk. Add all the ingredients in the blender and blend until you have reached a smooth consistency for your drink.
Grapefruit Ginger Smoothie
If you are looking for a refreshing and revitalizing drink in the morning that will boost your energy levels and immune system at the same time, then this grapefruit ginger smoothie is worth trying out. This recipe calls for 1 large pink grapefruit, 2 inches of fresh ginger, a cup of probiotic yogurt, chia seeds used as topping, 1 medium sized carrot, peeled, 3 to 4 Medjool dates to taste, and a tablespoon of maca powder. To make this smoothie, you will need to peel the grapefruit first so you can remove all the inner skin as well as seeds and just focusing on the segments. Place all the ingredients in the blender and blend until you reach a smooth consistency. Pour the contents of the blender into a tall glass and add the chia seeds on top and you are good to go.
These smoothie recipes begin with enhancing your immune system and energizing your body to ensure that you won’t be craving for any unhealthy snacks between meals. The best part? You can play with your ingredients using whole foods like fruits and vegetables to create the best smoothie that you can have in the morning or after a workout.